Online Freedom

Online Freedom

Simber Atay (Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey)
Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2830-4.ch003
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Abstract

This chapter discusses the ’’Online Freedom’’ phenomenon in a hypertextual paragon, in addition to the related cultural, photographical, art historical, mythological, museological, and classical prolongations. Freedom is a holy notion, an idealist principal, which applies symmetrically in the cyberspace. But sometimes, the online lives of local members of the global community could distort the freedom notion. Thus, not forgetting the classical/romantic definition of this notion becomes a cultural strategy, because freedom is essentially an individual awareness situation. The subject is discussed in consideration of Camus’s existentialist humanism, Arendt’s argument over the Authority, Aby Warburg’s Nachleben, labyrinth definitions of Moles and Rohmer, Agamben’s arche, and Hobbes’ idealized individual-state relation.
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Prologue Fantastic

  • Dear Clio you have to come!

  • Why?

  • You should tell us what’s going on!

  • Why?

  • Cause you are Memory/Mnemosyne’s daughter, Muse of History. You know it best!

  • I can’t do it.

  • Why?

  • Didn’t you hear? I’m also dead! A synthetic philosopher named Hegel/Kojeve (Fukuyama, 1999,p.151)), finished the deal started by a poet named Nietzsche and a postmodern hero called Fukuyama announced this to whole world .

  • It’s all right!

  • We are romantics. We don’t get afraid of zombies. Come!

  • Okay but I can’t stay long. Nyks longs for me, what is worse Eos gets really angry if she sees me. Not enough time for telling all. But for the sake of your kind invitation at least I can do this. I will suggest you a “form of gaze”, a category of vision! This is an expression method used by some scientists and artists within past and today.

  • What is it called?

  • Demiurgos View.

  • Really? Quite surprising!

  • You’re right! Getting surprised, surprising and being aware of the importance of this soft shivering of the mind! Which is why, Lorenzo The Magnificent, was always to have a bust of Plato during the dinners and talks at Villa Carreggi.’’Lorenzo and his friends formed the intention of renewing,with extraordinary pump the solemn annual feasts to the memory of the great Philosopher…The day fixed on for this purpose was the seventh of November which was supposed to be anniversary not only of the birth of Plato,but of his death.’’(Roscoe,William,Life of Lorenzo de’Medici Called the Magnificent,Bronson &Chauncey,Philadelphia,1803,Vol.I,Chapter III.,pp.224-225,On openlibrary.org).

  • Santo Cielo!, I was thinking that the reason he, as a humanist, does that was to reveal the deep respect he felt towards a philosopher.

  • Possible, I’m the History. Let me make some little comments occasionally.

  • Shall we get back to our subject…

  • Okay, now I mean as soon as the morning comes, find a library immediately and or now get on to a database. There are two texts you can access easily, both represent this view. One is the definition of “Romanticism” by Isaiah Berlin and the other is the depiction of “Aleph which is the mysterious composition including all other points within the Universe” by Jorge Luis Borges. Goodbye.

  • Thanks Clio!

Muse of History was disappeared. We were alone. I, decided to follow what she told. I read the texts she mentioned. I was fascinated. That rhythm and concentration enchanted me. I have violated the quoting limits, I’m sorry but I can’t help it, I couldn’t violate the limits of the Text and I would like to share these texts once more with you definitely you already know.

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